We present an experimental proposal for the generation of photon triplets based on third-order spontaneous parametric downconversion in thin optical fibers. Our analysis includes expressions for the quantum state, which describes the photon triplets and for the generation rate in terms of all experimental parameters. We also present, for a specific source design, numerically calculated generation rates.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 6, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 9, 2010
Published: January 11, 2011
María Corona, Karina Garay-Palmett, and Alfred B. U’Ren, "Experimental proposal for the generation of entangled photon triplets by third-order spontaneous parametric downconversion in optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 36, 190-192 (2011)